Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Choosing the Perfect Trouser for Every Occasion

When you are working with your custom tailor, it opens up a world of options for you in terms of style. 

Your custom tailor can help you create anything that you can imagine in terms of fashion. 

If you can believe it or dream it, with the help of your custom tailor it can be.

Choose Pleat or No Pleat

The first step in designing your custom trouser is to determine where you will be wearing your custom trouser. 

The occasion that you choose to wear your custom trouser to will aid in determining which design elements are appropriate and which elements will make it to the cutting room floor. 

Consider the pleat as a design element. Dressier occasions call for a pleated trouser. 

The pleat will help set your custom trouser apart from the more casual designs in the room. 

For casual occasions choose a flat front pant that will be appropriate for luncheons or sporting events.

Choose Cuff or No Cuff

The next in the design process is related to working with your custom tailor to decide whether or not your custom trouser will have a cuff or not. 

The cuff is a design element whose use is often determined by the height of the wearer. 

If a person is on the shorter side, a cuff can sometimes make a person look shorter than they are. 

On the other hand if you are taller, then the choice to use a cuff is typically related strictly to style preference.

Choose an Appropriate Pocket

When you are working with your custom tailor to design your custom trouser and the time comes to choose a pocket, the largest consideration to make is what type of body frame that you have. 

A fuller pocket can add volume to your frame. 

If you have a small frame and are looking to add volume, then choose a full pocket to accomplish that goal. 

If however, you have a full frame and are looking to reduce the appearance of volume at the waist, then choose a slit pocket that will avoid the bulk caused by a full pocket. 

The final consideration when it comes to choosing a pocket for your custom trouser is what all you typically carry in your pocket. Ensure that you choose a pocket that is large enough to hold all that you need it to.

Select the Style of Pant Leg

Depending on the type of trouser that you are looking for, one of the final decisions to make is the style of pant that you will wear. 

A skinny fit is a great custom trouser option for you casual occasions. 

If you are planning to wear your custom trouser to a business function, then select a wide leg trouser that will meet all dress code guidelines.

As you begin the process of building your custom wardrobe a custom trouser is one of those staple items that every man must have. 

The dressy trouser that you design will be the office. 

The casual designs can serve you for day luncheons or sporting events with the guys. 

Choose your design elements based on your body type and personal style preferences and then watch how they transform your wardrobe.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Signs of Good Quality Business Shirts

Quality Business Shirt
Quality Business Shirt
To look great in the office and feel comfortable all day long, business shirts should be a good fit.  

Sleeves should be long enough, shirts should be fitted, but not too tight, the cuffs should be the correct type, the collar should be comfortable when fastened and there should not be an excess of gathered material when the shirt is worn tucked in.  

Both men and woman wear business shirts in the office, and good professional clothing is important to feel, look and act successful in the workplace.  

Having business shirts tailor made is a great way to ensure a perfect fit, which unfortunately is often very difficult when purchasing off the peg garments.  

Ready-made clothing is made using a set of standardised and generic measurements so it is rare to find a perfect fit.  It may be possible to find an acceptable, or sometimes good, fit, but there will usually be some aspect of an off the peg shirt that just is not right for you.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A History of Men’s Suits

Men's Suits
Men's Suits
Men’s Suits may have changed and reinvented themselves many times over the years, but the suit is a traditional item of clothing that has been around for a very long time.

In England, King Charles the Second decreed in as far back as 1666 that men of society should wear long coats, waistcoats and cravats. He took inspiration from the Versailles Court and tried to emulate the effect in England. The common standard of dress for men became more neutral and less frivolous.

The 1800s saw men’s suits becoming more fitted and tailored, and neckties being used in place in place of cravats. Later on in this same century, during the Victorian era, morning suits were the norm for men’s suits. The dinner jacket was created and was used for formal events. It was modelled on the even more formal white tie jacket with tails. The dinner jacket found popularity the other side of the Atlantic and was called a tuxedo by the American public. In the US, tuxedos were worn for less formal affairs, with full white tie still being used for formal events.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Business suits can help you find success

Business suitsWhether you’re starting your first internship or getting ready for a promotion, having the right business suits can help you find success. 

Sadly, most of us were taught all of the wrong things when it comes to wearing a suit and looking our best.

We found ourselves at Joseph A Banks with our fathers, or even worse – the men’s warehouse. 

Their inhouse tailors did a good job of making us look better than what we were used to. Little did we know, though, that our alterations were handled by unskilled craftsmen.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Men’s Formal Wear Guide

Men’s formal wear can be tough to master. What’s the difference between things like white tie and black tie? How do you know when you should wear a cummerbund? How do you know what’s appropriate for your age? 

It’s a difficult thing to figure out, especially since most guys only wear their formal attire once or twice a year. Certainly, it adds up – most guys will don a tux about 100 times in their life. But how do you ever know what’s appropriate for any given occasion?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

How to Determine Fit in Custom Blazers and Trousers

Men's Blazer
One of the most important components of any custom wardrobe is establishing a proper fit. 

The fit of a garment helps to establish not only the quality of the garment as a whole, but your overall understanding of style and how to create a fabulous style persona. 

Proper fit does not just happen naturally, fit happens through a series of decisions designed to create the end result of a fabulous fit.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Custom Suit

custom suit
Custom Suit
One of the most important parts of the design process revolves around the selection of the fabric for your custom suit. 

Your fabric selection is the foundation of the entire garment. 

The quality of the fabric makes a statement about your overall style persona. The higher the fabric quality of the garment, the more stylish you will appear. 

People equate the quality of the fabric in the garment that you are wearing with your overall status in society. 

Your custom suit will be a symbol of status and prestige and must therefore have a fabric content that reflects that.